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Biblical Languages

Important note regarding when courses are offered: Term notations of Summer, Pre-term, Fall, Interterm, Spring, or Post-term mean that the course is offered during that term every year. When a term notation is followed by odd or even, then the course is offered during that term only in odd or even years, respectively. For example, a course that meets Summer, Fall odd will meet every summer (e.g., 2017, 2018), but only during the fall semester of odd years (e.g., 2017, not 2018). A course that meets Summer even, Spring odd will meet summer 2018, 2020, and spring 2019, 2021.

Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation. “DL” means the course is available through distance learning. See www.pts.pcci.edu/DistanceCourses for distance-learning course rotations.

The number of semester credit hours for a course is shown in parentheses following the title.

BL 500 Fundamentals of Greek (3) This course will provide an introductory study of Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. It is designed to acquaint the student with the essentials of New Testament Greek. Fall.

BL 501 Fundamentals of Greek (3) Prereq.: BL 500. Students continue to learn the elements of the Greek language with emphasis on participles, infinitives, and various moods of New Testament Greek. Spring.

BL 505 Advanced Greek Syntax (3) Prereq.: BL 501 or one year undergraduate Greek. This course is designed to prepare the student to apply his knowledge of Greek grammar to the proper exegesis and interpretation of the Greek text of the New Testament. It includes a more detailed study of syntax and continues to develop the student’s vocabulary. The student will learn elements of diagrammatical analysis as well as techniques for advanced word study and exegesis. Fall.

BL 620 Greek—Ephesians (3) Prereq.: BL 505 or two years undergraduate Greek. Students participate in an exegetical analysis of Ephesians which highlights the believer’s relationship of being “in Christ, the great mystery of the Church.” Student applications emphasize the practical use of the Greek New Testament. Spring odd.

BL 630 Greek—I & II Thessalonians (3) Prereq.: BL 505 or two years undergraduate Greek. Students conduct a detailed exegesis of these two important eschatological epistles, I and II Thessalonians. Analysis focuses on clearly detailing the Day of the Lord and the Day of Christ. Fall odd.

BL 640 Greek—James (3) Prereq.: BL 505 or two years undergraduate Greek. This course includes a detailed study of syntax and continues to develop the student’s vocabulary. Students clearly interpret and explain familiar texts: Christian trials and temptations, faith versus works, and raising up the weak. Fall even.

BL 645 Hebrew I (3) A beginning analysis of elementary Hebrew including alphabet, vowels, nouns, particles, adjectives, and other parts of speech. The student focuses on learning the strong verb system and basic vocabulary while translating passages from the book of Genesis. Fall, DL.

BL 646 Hebrew II (3) Prereq.: BL 645 or one semester undergraduate Hebrew. A continuation of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. The student learns characteristics of the weak verb system and translates the book of Ruth. Spring.

BL 647 Hebrew—Micah (3) Prereq.: BL 446 or 646. Students continue to expand their vocabulary base and knowledge of syntax, while preparing an analytical translation of the book of Micah. Exegetical and homiletical insights are discussed with the objective of preparing practical discourses for teaching or preaching. Fall even.

BL 648 Hebrew—Haggai and Malachi (3) Prereq.: BL 446 or 646. Students continue to expand their vocabulary base and knowledge of syntax, while preparing an analytical translation of the post-exilic prophets Haggai and Malachi. Exegetical and homiletical insights are discussed with the objective of preparing practical discourses for teaching or preaching. Fall odd.

BL 650 Greek—Romans (3) Prereq.: BL 505 or two years undergraduate Greek. This course prepares students to expound selected portions of the book, focusing on detailed analysis of the great doctrines of the faith-sin, salvation, sanctification, personal holiness and struggle, sovereignty, and service. Spring even.